Amenities and Benefits - Polytechnic

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Barrett students, whether they reside on campus or elsewhere, have access to the Barrett Suite, which encompasses faculty and staff offices, conference area, the Barrett Lounge for socializing, studying, and working on group projects, a lending library, thesis library, presentation areas, and a computer lab - equipped with both iMacs and PCs, as well as free printing. In addition to the amenities provided at the Barrett Suite, honors students experience a wide range of other amenities as detailed below.

Academic Amenities

The honors program is designed to provide Barrett students with a highly-individualized college experience that combines the community of a small liberal arts college with the vast resources of a premier PAC 12, Research I university. Throughout the year, Barrett hosts a number of events, visiting lectures, and receptions that honor students are encouraged to attend to enrich their academic experience. In addition to these intercampus events, Barrett Polytechnic coordinates Thesis Prep and Honors Enrichment Workshops, internship, study abroad, and scholarship information sessions, and other academic events each semester, so that students have continued support from staff and faculty - encouraging them to take part in the many opportunities available to them.

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Students will find studying areas within their honors residential community, as well as the academic resources found within the Barrett Suite - including space for studying and group work, and a computer lab with free printing. The Barrett Suite is also where students meet with writing tutors for guidance with The Human Event essays. The Barrett Polytechnic writing tutors, or Colloquiants, are upper-class students who were outstanding members of their Human Event course as freshmen and have participated in a class designed to prepare them for tutoring other honors students.

Social Amenities

Honors students who live on campus have access to the various social events Barrett hosts each year. In addition to the events described above, the student organization Barrett Living On Campus (BLOC) plans events for the honors residential community and includes things such as bowling, ice skating, hiking, CPR classes, haunted houses, cooking demos, karaoke nights, BBQs, and others. These activities are an opportunity for students to build lasting relationships with one another outside of their scheduled classes and provide students interested in leadership roles with planning and organization skills.

Students who live on and off campus also have access to several social areas and amenities at Polytechnic, which create natural chances for bonds to be strengthened among peers. The Barrett Lounge and Community House, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, and the Student Union are just a few of the many spaces that were developed with student interaction in mind and add to the overall experience of being an ASU Polytechnic Sun Devil.

Campus Amenities

Campus-wide amenities include:

Residential Amenities

For a brief description of some of the residential amenities provided to honors students on the Polytechnic campus, please read below. To learn more about other specific amenities and room details, please view the Floor Plans & Rates and Dining & Meal Plans sections. Housekeeping, Laundry, and Water Delivery Services are also available in some residential areas.

Century Hall

Century Hall is comprised of two buildings that are linked together by a one-story common area with a lobby, an information desk, administration offices, a resident community kitchen, two multipurpose rooms, and group study rooms. Outside the common area are gas grills, seating space, and a courtyard. Each wing features three student activity lounges – one on each floor for the pool, gaming, and table tennis. In addition, each floor of each wing has two quiet study rooms and a laundry area. Other residential amenities include free laundry and access to LaundryView, which will let you know which machines in your residence hall are available for use. Just navigate to the site on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone, select the Polytechnic campus, and then Century Hall.

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South Desert Village

Homes in South Desert Village are equipped with shared amenities such as an in-house washer and dryer, kitchen appliances, sofa and living space furniture, and dining table. Water, electricity, garbage, 80-channel cable TV, and internet service are all included. In addition to these in-house amenities, South Desert Village also features covered parking spaces and outdoor grassy areas. Barrett maintains a community house in the honors neighborhood for student events and open study hours.

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